Missouri 41, NU 24

A few trick plays were all Missouri needed to stop 25 years of frustration.

The final ploy, a 14-yard pass from holder Sonny Riccio to tight end Victor Sesay on a fourth-quarter faked field goal, gave the Tigers the lead for good.

New gun law delayed by injunction

There was no line outside Hallsville’s police department Saturday morning although the building had planned to open at 9 a.m. for people seeking concealed-weapons permits.

“I’m just going to post some signs on the doors that the issuance of permit applications has been postponed until further notice,” Hallsville Police Chief Pete Herring said Friday. The signs, printed on neon-pink paper taped to the doors, were hard to miss.

Schnucks employees sent to ease strike

While Columbia’s Schnucks has not been affected directly by the

St. Louis strike, mid-Missouri Schnucks managers and supervisors have been asked to travel to St. Louis to alleviate pressure from the strike of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 655.” Columbia Schnucks stores will maintain their normal operating hours,” Jeff Zimmerman, Schnucks manager, said.

Turnovers help Tigers pull upset

The momentum at Memorial Stadium changed direction more quickly than a Brad Smith cutback Saturday night.

Missouri and Nebraska exchanged long drives and turnovers for most of the first half, creating nothing short of a roller-coaster ride for the teams and their fans.

Bruins breeze to title

Rock Bridge’s Sarah Seltsam will carry the first-place District 5 Tournament plaque to school Monday.

The Bruins’ tennis won the District 5 Tournament on Saturday at Bethel Park with 37 1/2 points, bettering Rolla, which scored 25½. . Both teams advance to sectional competition Saturday at Bethel Park.

Tigers build win streak

Missouri used the highest-scoring game in its volleyball history to finish a sweep against Texas and continue its win streak.

The Tigers defeated the Longhorns 30-19, 30-26, 42-40 at Hearnes Center on Saturday. The victory was Missouri’s (13-4, 6-2) seventh straight.

MU finishes Life Science interviews

The interviews are complete. The final of four candidates for the Life Sciences director position, F. Robert Tabita, spoke at a public forum Friday. He presented his scientific seminar Thursday — a requirement of the two-day interview process.

Tabita is an Ohio Eminent Scholar of industrial and agriculture microbiology as well as a professor in the departments of natural resources and plant biology at Ohio State University. During his time there, he has also served as the director of the Plant Molecular Biology program, Plant Biotechnology Center and the Plant-Microbe Genomics Facility.

Neighborhood captains train to sell safety program

Every time someone moves onto Gary Greenlee’s street in Lakeshore Estates, he stops by to tell them about Neighborhood Watch.

A block captain and board member with the crime prevention organization, Greenlee keeps his finger on the pulse of the neighborhood and fulfills the primary objective of his job. It’s what board president Richard Poelling calls “selling Neighborhood Watch.”

Dazzling Smith does it all

In case anyone forgot, Brad Smith is good.

Smith gave Nebraska a clear reminder Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.

Shops vary in reponse to new law

Few businesses can raise the ire of their customers like a cable-television provider. Service interruptions and sudden disconnections can flood a customer service department with complaints.

Now, Mediacom is just one of many Columbia businesses that will have to decide whether allowing customers and employees to carry firearms is a good idea.

Eateries,bars work on policies

While Missouri’s conceal-and-carry legislation discourages mixing firearms with alcohol, owners of Columbia bars and restaurants are trying to figure out what impact the law —on hold due to an injunction— would have on their businesses if enacted.

The law would prohibit people from carrying a concealed weapon into a business that receives the majority of its income from alcohol sales. However, the law also allows an establishment’s management to essentially waive that provision and grant people the right to carry. The law also allows people to keep weapons in cars parked on the premises of bars and restaurants that sell alcohol.

Coach Powers Tigers to victory

Former Missouri coach Warren Powers has some magic left, apparently.

Powers, Missouri’s coach the most recent time it beat Nebraska and the most recent time it beat a Top 10 opponent, was in attendance for Missouri’s 41-24 win against the Cornhuskers on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Schools fortify gun ban

The General Assembly’s approval of a new conceal-and-carry law has leaders of some Boone County school districts examining their gun policies.

While the law — temporarily blocked by a St. Louis judge on Friday — prohibits people from carrying hidden guns into schools without the consent of a school board or school official, it allows guns on school property so long as their owners keep them in vehicles and refrain from brandishing the weapons.

Tigers earn tie with Cowboys

Jennifer Nobis put Missouri into overtime, but couldn’t get herself there and the Tigers couldn’t get a win.

The Tigers’ soccer team and No. 21 Oklahoma State played to a 1-1 final Friday night at Audrey J. Walton Stadium in a Big 12 Conference game.

Law would let concealed guns into churches

Before the General Assembly approved Missouri’s new concealed-gun law, the Rev. David Casto of Bethel Church and his wife, the Rev. Bonnie Cassida, rented “Bowling for Columbine,” a film about gun violence in America.

Now Casto jokes that perhaps Cassida should operate a gun-check at the door before their Sunday services.

QB Patton leads Bruins

The board in the training room made the game sound as simple as Rock Bridge made it look.

Rock Bridge defeated Hannibal 63-14 on Friday night at Rock Bridge Field.

Early scoring keys Black win

The first inning was all it needed.

At the annual Black and Gold baseball game Friday at Taylor Stadium, the Black team scored all its runs in the first inning of a 5-4 victory against the Gold team.

Kewpies end slide at three

A big win can do wonders for a team’s confidence.

Hickman snapped a three-game losing streak, beating the Parkway South Patriots 37-19 on Friday night at Hickman.

An American story

I pledge allegiance

to the flag ...

The puck drops, she scores

Three flags fly in a brisk fall breeze at the Hallsville Community Park — an American flag, a Missouri State flag and a Canadian flag.

Below them, 15-year-old Melissa McGhee and the rest of her teammates sit on the corner of a concrete hockey rink, just out of reach of players whizzing by on in-line skates. She straps on her shin pads and pulls her jersey over her head.